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Dope Sick Blues for Lance Armstrong

9/27/2008 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lance ArmstrongTesticularly challenged biking god Lance Armstrong could be facing a tough road back to competition.

Strict anti-doping rules dictate that riders coming out of retirement must wait a mandatory six-month dope-free period, which could thwart Lance's plans to compete in Australia in January.

Have no fear, he still has plenty of time to get ready for an unprecedented eighth ass-kicking win of the Tour de France next June.

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NotaLancefan    

"Testiculary challenged"???? In your attempt to sound edgy and hip, you come off crude and inappropriate. If a woman had a breast removed after a bout with breast cancer, would you refer to her as breast-challenged?

Sure, Lance probably doped and may have difficulty getting to his past level of excellence, but that's no reason to disrespect him with such a vulgar statement.

2031 days ago
2.

Sloane    

would be an amazing feat if he could win one more!!

what I don't get however is that there seem to be quite a few athletes that announce their retirement and then in no time at all they're back-like Lance and Brett Favre to name a few

do they miss the adrenaline-or the fans or the sport itself
do they find themselves bored or at loose ends without the structure or training etc.
just curious? anyone have an answer??

2031 days ago
3.

Tony Q    

I expect better reporting from TMZ, Lance has been subjecting himself to anti-doping protocals per the UCI since July. He will be able to copete in January. Check Velonew.com or cyclyingnews.com if you have further questions.

2031 days ago
4.

rachel    

Six months dope-free?
So he has to stay away from Hollywood 'actresses'!

2031 days ago
5.

Crakka    

He never would have won all those races had it not been for so-called anti-cancer drugs masking performance drugs, in my not so humble opinion. Many feel that way yet no one dare mention it publicly as it's ever so unPC like to doubt the bicycle god. If they monitor him closely, he won't come close to winning if he has to compete clean.

2031 days ago
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anthony    

what an incredible athlete!!!!! against all odds winning the tour de france.........i would like to see a training book for young cyclists.... regardless of the doping allegations..... i would say this is the athlete of the century....

2030 days ago
7.

purpleturtle    

"Testicularly challenged"???? What idiot wrote this? That is way out of line, offensive, crude and just completely ignorant. Lance Armstrong is a Testicular Cancer SURVIVOR.

2030 days ago
8.

fukina56    

Mr. Steroid goes at it again!!

2030 days ago
9.

Jen    

The cancer also spread into his brain and lungs. What about that? I agree that it was a very crude remark!

2030 days ago
10.

deltaq49    

TOUR DE FRANCE MORE LIKE TOUR DE DOPE LOL LOSER!

2030 days ago
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yo mamma wears spandex    

TdF is in July. One would hope the ball-less wonders of tmz would take the time to do a little research before posting.

2029 days ago
12.

patty    

Incrediable athlete/True!! Incrediable A. hole/True...This guy has been bonking every celeb he can get hold of just to keep his celebrity...Doesn't work for me...I am disappointed him since his retirement..DAH!! DID YOU REALLY THINK HE WAS IN RETIREMENT FOREVER?? People have lost interest in his private life since retiring/his conquests with a number of celebs..so now he is going to go back to the Tour again because we are tired of hearing about his mattress time!!

Get a life Lance. Try going to "rehab ego problem." Fans have lost respect for you...you have become boring and you know it..so now you are going to do the Tour again.?? Once I was cheering for you..sorry, no longer!!

2028 days ago
13.

ugh    

So sick of him after seeing him with dual walking STDs Cheryl Crow and Kate Hudson.

Take care of the remaining one, dude.

2028 days ago
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dennisW    

Lance Armstrong may be best in his career as a road cyclist but still he can't avoid controversies like the one he's involved right now. While Armstrong competes in Australia's Tour Down Under, speculation about his alleged doping has reached critical mass. Throughout his career, Armstrong has denied using performance enhancing drugs. But a Sports Illustrated report released Wednesday about Armstrong's alleged doping may contain probably the most incriminating evidence yet.

1182 days ago

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